• Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation
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Lockheed 1049G Super Constellation

Aircraft Info Group

Description
Manufacturer: 
Lockheed
Model: 
1049G Super Constellation
Year: 
1954
Gallery: 
Airpark
Location (field): 
Airpark
Viewable: 
Yes

The "Super G" was the most successful version of the Lockheed Super Constellations and one of the last great piston-engine airliners. Soon after the plane's introduction, it became clear that airlines would invest in jet aircraft.

For long range operations, the Super G could be fitted with extra wingtip tanks increasing the fuel capacity by two-thirds more than the original "Connie" models. The first flight of the G-model Constellation was on December 7, 1954 and it was introduced to commercial service by Northwest Airlines on July 1, 1955. The Super G was a popular choice among the airlines with 42 being flown by domestic carriers and 59 by foreign airlines.

This airplane was delivered to Trans-Canada Airlines in 1954. After a career flying passenger and later cargo, the aircraft was briefly converted into a cocktail lounge and lunch delicatessen in Toronto, Canada.

The Museum's Constellation is currently on view in the Airpark.